Chris Harrison Speaks Out About the Bachelor in Paradise Controversy
As details continue to emerge about the Bachelor in Paradise’s scandalous situation, the facts are starting to get muddled. That’s why those involved with the show are doing their best to not only deal with the “misconduct,” but to also get a grip on what’s being said, including host Chris Harrison, who has just spoken out about the BIP controversy.
“By now, no doubt, you have heard that we have suspended production on this season’s Bachelor in Paradise,” Harrison began in a statement released by People. “Out of respect to all involved, there’s only so much I can and will say at this time.” However, he felt the need to address the serious allegations, saying, “Normally with a situation like this I would not say anything until the incident is fully resolved, but with all the rumors and misinformation being put out there, I don’t find that to be possible anymore.”
With that in mind, Harrison explained what’s been happening behind the scenes, revealing, “An investigation into the situation was started immediately. Warner Bros. is handling the details of that investigation. They’re moving quickly to gather all the facts, and once that’s done, a clear, concise decision can be made about where we go from here.”
While urging fans to be patient during the investigation, he added, “I know in this day and age we want — and even expect — immediate answers, but in this case, it’s just not possible… I will keep you as informed and up to date as I possibly can. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused the cast, the crew and our loyal fans. It is my sincere hope that we can come to a quick resolution on this and get back to work very soon.”
Whatever may have happened, it’s certainly clear that it was serious enough to not only result in the possible cancellation of the entire season, but to also instigate a carefully handled investigation by the people behind the scenes. And while we wait for those involved to sort things out and do what’s right, we just hope anyone who might have been hurt during this incident is getting the support they need.
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(h/t Vulture; photo via Brad Barket/Getty)